I have database columns that are defined as Text. One, labeled PartID sometimes has values such as 1,2,3...etc. The problem is when I want to sort in a d dataGrid, it will sort like 1,11,12,2,3,32,4...etc. How can I get it to sort as if they were consecutive numbers? The fielf is defined Text because more often than not, the value may be alpha in nature too. Thank you in advance for code examples.